Ever dreamt of visiting the moon? Well, now you can!

10th March 2017
Space X - who design, manufacturer and launch advanced rockets and spacecraft's have recently announced plans to fly two, very lucky (very wealthy) citizens around the moon as early as next year!

The tourists, who have not yet been named but are not residents of the A-List town Hollywood, have reportedly paid a ‘signifcant deposit’ to secure seats for the seven-day round trip – the perfect honeymoon some might say.

The pair will be blasted into space in a spaceship originally developed for the use of NASA astronauts, accompanied by a heavy-lift rocket that has apparently never been tested.

The trip will see the couple travel approximately 480,000 miles but they will not land on the Moon’s surface.

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk speaking about the couple, told Sky News: “They're certainly not naive, and we'll do everything we can to mminimise that risk, but it's not zero. But they're coming into this with their eyes open."

Describing the plans as "incredibly exciting", he added “like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration, this presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years and they will travel faster and further into the solar system than any before them".

The unnamed pair are currently undergoing a series of health tests and training before they are set to launch into space around the end of 2018.

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